Veterinary Surgeon

Claire Fairclough MA VetMB MRCVS OV

Claire graduated from Cambridge University Veterinary School in 2006. Since then she has been working throughout the UK in many busy practices and veterinary hospitals. She also spent a year living and working throughout Australia treating their pets and native wildlife. She spent 3 months in the rainforests of Borneo studying Orangutans and 1 month in South Africa giving Veterinary Support during Game Capture in Safari Parks. She was proudly nominated for the PetPlan Award - Vet of The Year 2012, 2013 and 2014 due to her dedication to provide the best for pets and their owners.

She has many of her own pets. Right now she has a cat called Ollie, who she rescued from the streets of Newton-le-Willows, a dog called Coco, a Minature Yorkshire Terrier, Sophie, a rescued Staffie Cross and Harvey, a rescued Yorkshire Terrier. Both are from Animals In Need in Melling, Liverpool. Sharon,Tracey and Dorian, 3 rescued chickens from Lucky Hens in Wigan. And let's not forget Germontrude, a Horsefields tortoise and Humpty a Hermanns tortoise.

Her profession is her passion, so you can be sure that your pet is in good hands with a highly-qualified vet. A wide range of specialisms are covered, which allows rapid, comprehensive treatment in a stress-free enviroment for your beloved pets.

Practice Manager

Lee Johnson

Contact us

Newton Vets is located in the heart of Newton-le-Willows. You can find our practice on the High street.


101A High Street, Newton-le-Willows, St.Helens, WA12 9SL.


For all enquiries, including registation & booking a consultation call:


01925 224839


Home visits. Our mobile vet service operates from the practice premises, and provides a home visiting service throughout the local area. Please call the practice to arrange your visit.

Newton Vets business hours

Practice opening hours Monday to Friday 9am-6pm.

Weekend opening Saturday 9am-12noon


Consultation times:

Morning: Monday-Friday 9am -11.30am.

Evening: Monday-Friday 4pm -6pm.

Weekends: Saturday 9am-12noon.

Please call in advance to book your appointment.


Opening hours: June bank holiday 2022


Wednesday 1st June 8.30am – 6pm

Thursday 2nd June CLOSED

Friday 3rd June CLOSED

Saturday 4th June CLOSED

Sunday 5th June CLOSED

Monday 6th June 8.30am – 6pm


Vets Now will be providing our out of hours service over the bank holiday period.



Vetround2u visiting hours

12pm - 4pm Monday - Friday by prearranged appointment


Out Of Hours Emergency Cover


Newton Vets is a member of Vets Now. The nearest practice is located at Woolfall Heath Ave,
Liverpool,L36 3YD

Vets Now will offer assistance and cover any emergencies that may happen out of practice hours. If you are worried about your pet and require veterinary assistance outside of our opening hours please call Vets Now on:


0151 2715654

to make an emergency appointment or get free over-the-phone advice.




Vets Now Liverpool


Location: Vets Now Liverpool, Woolfall Heath Ave,
Liverpool, L36 3YD

Opening Hours

  • Monday to Friday 6.30pm – 8.30am

  • Saturday 12.00pm – 8.30am

  • Sunday Open 24hr from 8.30am

Directions from St Helens:

Follow the A58 towards Liverpool. Continue along the A58 through Prescot to the junction with M57. At roundabout take third exit and continue to the next roundabout, at which you go straight across and continue along the A57, Liverpool Road. Take the 5th turning on the right into Stockbridge Lane. Take first right onto Woolfall Heath Avenue. Vets Now is on your left.